• Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Dude! Alamo Drafthouse Introduces Cocktails to Pair With Your Favorite Films

    Nothing pairs better with drinks than the right food. Except maybe movies. From the White Russians in The Big Lebowski to martinis in any (and all) James Bond films to the French 75, which rose to fame after its mention in Casablanca, films and cocktails have a long, mouthwatering history. Alamo D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Early KISStory Not All Flash Pots and Groupie Polaroids

    Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) By Ken Sharp with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons It Books, 560 pp., $29.99 If a 500-plus page oral history about a band which only covers the period before their first hit sounds like it's over the top, it doesn't when you realize that the band is KISS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    UPDATED: Federal Judge Blocked Part of Texas Abortion Law

    UPDATE: Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz have both issued statements about Yeakel's decision and we're shocked to report they're both agin' it. In other news, the world is round! Puppies are cute! There's gambling in Casablanca! Anyways, Perry said he'll continue the fight (or something John Wayne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Nine Arrested for Allegedly Running an Illegal Horse Racing Track

    Breaking the law is one thing, but breaking the law when you're in law enforcement is knocks it up to a whole other level. Add horses into the mix and crikey have you got a problem. Nine people had the first court appearance Monday morning after being arrested last week for allegedly running an ill ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    Before Midnight: The Aftermath of a Sunrise and Sunset.

    Before Midnight's lovers face the darkness.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    KC, of the Sunshine Band: "We're the Party Band"

    If there were some kind of Ghostbusters-style aura-meter that could measure the feelings certain songs evoke in people, KC & the Sunshine Band's readings would be greener than the fields of Ireland. The Miami-based group dominated the charts in the mid- and late '70s with a string of singles -- "Boo ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2012

    Philly Poutine

    A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Block 7 on the Chopping Block and Birdwell Flies the Coop

    The big news this week was word from Ronnie Killen of Killen's Steakhouse and Ricky Craig of Hubcap Grill that the two are combining their magical meat skills to open CK's Steakhouse in the Heights. The new steakhouse serves, in a way, to replace the plans that Killen had to open an outpost of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    100 Favorite Dishes 2012: No. 9, Crawfish at The Hideaway on Dunvale

    This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Latin Nights

    Note: This article was written by Rolando Rodriguez and Marco Torres. In March of this year, Houston beat the likes of Los Angeles and New York as the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country and that landmark development was mainly due to the growth of Latinos. Back in 1990, Latin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Vive La France: Central Market Kicks off Passport France with a Bang

    You really have to appreciate it when someone throws a party and goes all out, no expense spared. That's what Central Market did for its Passport France kickoff event this past Thursday evening, which was held in a white tented affair that had the high society feel of the Kentucky Derby. Indeed, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Ace Frehley's Wild Rocket Ride

    No Regrets by Ace Frehley with Joe Layden and John Ostrosky 320 pp., $26, Gallery Books ​Even by standards of '70s hard rock excess, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was out of this world. In this breezy, buzzy, and debauched memoir, The Spaceman takes readers on a rocket ride through his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    University of Minnesota Horrible Promo Video Allows Me To Dust Off A Few Others (w/ VIDEO)

    YouTube. If you're a blogger or a talk show host (or someone like myself who is attempting to be both), it is the gift that keeps on giving. If you're trying to be a productive member of society or a contributor at your place of work, it's the silent killer, especially "Related Videos." If you ge ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Houston and the Blues

    Viva the Houston Blues Scene.

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Openings & Closings: See Ya, Tequila

    Brewpub is go!​The city has lost one of its two restaurants with a tequila-themed nomenclature: Ruby Tequila's in Midtown, which closed swiftly and quietly late last week. The chain's website was quick to reflect the closure, removing the Midtown location from its site without a trace. A manag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Unfortunately, both Flaming Patties and Flaming Selma's are outdone by Flaming Moe's.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the nice weather can only mean one thing: soon our faces will be exploding with pollen. Ready the hot sauce and Benadryl, bitches, it's time ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 8, 2011

    Desert Couscous

    Casablanca worth a visit in a city with so little Moroccan food.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Oasis in the Desert: Casablanca Brings Moroccan Food to Houston

    Photos by Troy FieldsSee more photos from Casablanca in our slideshow.​When it opened late last year, Casablanca Couscous & Grill became only the second Moroccan restaurant in Houston. And the truth is, for a city that prides itself on being such a melting pot of ethnicities and cuisines, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Idol Beat: The First Of The Fallen

    Fox​American Idol, the show that dares answer the question: "Who or what the hell is 'Diddy Dirty-Money?'" Ryan Seacrest kicks the show off by introducing our "beloved finalists," and I couldn't help but think of Rick's line from Casablanca ("They're not particularly my beloved finalists"). T ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 10, 2011

    For Richer or Poorer

    The po-boys at Zimm's Little Deck come up short.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Local Musicians Choose Their Favorite Super Powers

    Lee Alexander, pictured with his band of invisible skulking perverts​It wasn't that long ago that a few brave filmmakers realized that it was in fact possible to make a superhero movie that didn't suck IQ points from an audience and might even, surprise surprise, be somewhat faithful to their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010

    Which one of our top 10 restaurants landed a spot in the newest edition of GQ?​Trying to select only 10 restaurants out of the dozens that have opened the past year is agonizing. In a good way, of course -- Houston has been fertile ground for innovative and passionate restaurateurs this year. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    R.I.P.: A Toast to the Restaurants We'll Miss the Most

    Photo by Robb WalshAlas! No more salchi-burgers from Brisa Cocina Mexicana.​While toasts are usually reserved for happier events or for New Year's Eve, we thought it appropriate to toast the dearly departed restaurants which closed this past year, wishing those who had to close them future suc ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Chef Jeramie Robison Plays Around With Gumbo and More at Zimm's Little Deck

    Photos by Margaret DowningOutside deck area with petanque court behind it (French version of Italian bocce).​We stopped in at the just-opened Zimm's Little Deck the other night for a tasting session - zoomed right past the place at first and had to reverse course, it being just a left hand tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    ​After an extended hiatus, Las Alamedas (23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite F410) has finally reopened -- but not in its former location on Katy Freeway. Instead, the old-school Mexican restaurant known as the site of many a special occasion dinner has moved west to Katy's La Centerra developm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Sampler Plate: This Week In Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. The Mighty Rib: Kevin's been on the road lately and reviewing restaurant far ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Believe It Or Not, There Are Worse Ideas Than Kim Kardashian As Lara Croft

    I can't wait to hear her English accent.​It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Werewolves Got Fingered: The 5 Worst Movies (Besides Twilight: New Moon) With the Best Soundtracks

    ​Good news, all you fans of condensed screen versions of self-indulgent Mormon vampire pseudo-erotic clit-tease fantasies: Twilight: New Moon is being released in only eight days. Rocks Off, accustomed to scorn from literary snobs for his steadfast support of the Harry Potter series, actually pick ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009

    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    There are movies, there are films and then there is cinema

  • Calendar

    June 25, 2009

    Project Row Houses: Classified X

    Even Lena Horne couldn’t make up for Mammy

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    What The Web Was Made For: Old Newsmen Reminiscing About Sex

    The other day, Hair Balls stumbled on the newish blog I Heard It At the Ice House, the online home of eightysomething retired newsman John Moore Moore's complete profile reads "I am a retired newspaper columnist" (for the Houston Post, among other papers) and he has the stories to back it up. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Free Tickets for Le Freak/M80's Tonight at House of Blues

    These fine-looking gentlemen are Le Freak, the Metroplex's premier disco-era cover (or, sorry, "tribute") band, sort of like Houston's Disco Expressions with better wigs and fewer personnel. They and their North Texas buds the M80's - aka Molly and the Ringwalds with Bowie wigs and no  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    A New Werewolf Movie Is Out: Can It Stack Up With The Five Best?

    Compared to their cinematic horror counterparts, werewolves don't get no respect. While vampires and zombies have been done to death in recent years, it's still rare to see a werewolf in a movie without some vamps thrown in to secure the teenage-girl demographic. Here then are some of the best in th ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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  • Home Entertainment

    April 6, 2006
  • Film

    January 19, 2006

    Tarnished Ivory

    The White Countess writes an inglorious final chapter for a dynamic filmmaking duo

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy

  • Culture

    September 18, 2003

    The Good, the Bad and the Humidity

    Eleven artists work up a show about Houston past and present

  • Film

    September 4, 2003

    Divine Decadence

    Rabbis won't recognize this wild and wicked Holy Land

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Adulterated Shakespeare

    Gregory Boyd's The Comedy of Errors, Alley Theatre

  • Culture

    February 17, 2000

    Double Your Pleasure

    Gregory Boyd's fearless, farcical take on Shakespeare is no Error

  • Film

    February 11, 1999

    Cryin' Shame

    Too sweet tears turn Message into mush

  • News

    February 12, 1998
  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Galactic Mediocrity

    Men in Black thinks small and tries too hard

  • Dining

    June 6, 1996

    Marrakech Success

    In the Montrose, a taste of Morocco nestles amidst the trees

  • Film

    June 1, 1995

    Flings, First and Final

    Two new romances approach doomed passion, as seen at different ages and stages

  • Film

    August 11, 1994

    Spy Games

    Tom Clancy and Harrison Ford take aim at the War On Drugs

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